14 Short Hairstyles With Bangs

14 SHORT HAIRSTYLES WITH BANGS

One of the latest trends in hairstyles is shorter hair with more structure.  Even celebrities that are known for their long, luscious styles are opting for a shorter ‘do.  Whether they’re choppy, blunt or long and side-swept, bangs can give your short hair more versatility, while enhancing your cropped style.

 

We often rely on celebrities for inspiration when it comes to new haircuts and trends, and there are many that have rocked this chic look recently.  Short haircuts with stylish bangs are not only flattering and modern, they require less time styling than longer hair which must be appealing, even to the rich and famous!

Advertisements

 

Bobs

Advertisements

A ‘bob’ haircut is one that’s usually cut above your shoulders with minimal layers.  Since this haircut tends to have a uniform shape and is styled with a sleek finish, adding bangs will provide it with more interest and bring it up-to-date.  While a bob is known to be straight and smooth, adding some curl or flip can also be stylish.

 

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut – Get it here!

Advertisements

 

This full bob has been cut with a long, side-swept bang to maintain an elongated shape.  Bangs that sweep across the forehead will provide the illusion of a slimmer face by creating a diagonal line. Because of this effect, long bangs are great for those with fuller faces that want to wear a bob.

 

Styling this cut will mostly likely involve blow drying and flat ironing.  By turning your flat iron in on the ends, you can achieve a ‘curled under’ look without having to mess with a round brush.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, Bob haircut – Get it here!

 

Best for naturally straight hair, this bob is paired with straight across bangs which results in a very classic and polished look.  Made famous by Katie Holmes, this style is both modern and daring.  Straight across bangs can be difficult to style on a daily basis for those that have curly or frizzy hair, so consider your choice of bang length based on your hair texture.

 

If your hair is naturally straight then just blow drying this cut with a round brush will likely be sufficient.  For others, using a silicone based smoothing product will aid in achieving the sleek look, but avoid too much product on the bangs because they can get greasy through the day.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, asymmetrical Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, asymmetrical Bob haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, asymmetrical Bob haircut – Get it here!

If your personality is edgy and a classic bob seems boring to you, an asymmetrical bob with a choppy bang will suit you better.  Going shorter on one side will provide your style with a funky and daring look that not everyone can pull off.  Celebrities such as Rihanna and Victoria Beckham have worn this look that allows many styling options.

You may also like >  16 Sassy Short Haircuts For Fine Hair

Tucking the shorter side behind your ear will accentuate the asymmetry in this style and with choppy, texturized bangs you can opt to wear them forward or push them to the side.  Adding some curl or enhancing your layers with pomade will give you another look altogether.  Since this cut has less precision than a classic bob, there are really no rules to styling it in a particular way.  Experiment and have fun!

Shags

A shag haircut incorporates many layers and is often styled with flip and texture.  Bangs tend to be piecey and finer when paired with a shag in order to provide consistency to the shape.  Your hairstylist will likely remove a lot of bulk in your hair to allow for simpler styling and textured ends which make shag haircuts easier to maintain for most.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut – Get it here!

This very short shag can be worn with or without the flip, although the flip makes the cut appear longer.  You’ll notice that the piecey bangs blend in with the layers of the haircut to avoid a look of separation.  This cut is performed by cutting equal layers for optimal volume.

To achieve both the lift at the root and the flip on the bottom, divide your hair into a top half and a bottom half.  With a small round brush and a blowdryer, direct the air up from under the hair while placing the brush on top of the section.  Blowdrying your hair with the same brush but rolling the brush under the section will result in major volume for the top.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut – Get it here!

A longer shag can be considered as a cross between a pixie and a bob.  This hair cut is VERY layered and looks best with a choppy, fine set of bangs.  Like a shorter shag, the bangs are usually cut to match the length of the shortest layers, but there is more length to the hair which can give the illusion of a long, slender neck.

Styling this haircut will be very similar to the shorter shag, although this longer shag also looks great blow dried with the ends going under.  A blowdryer, small round brush and a volumizing product are must-haves for achieving this look.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, shag haircut – Get it here!

You may also like >  9 Short Natural Hairstyles for Men and Women

A polished shag like this one is ideal for those with a round face.  The long bangs, swept across the forehead, accompanied with short cropped layers hugging the neck, will give the illusion of a longer face.  This slimming look uses layers to create volume and height in the hair, while the uniform shape provides an easy to manage style.  Stars like Anne Hathaway have opted for this style of shag to achieve a feminine look while being able to wear a heavy side bang.

Most of this style can be attained by using a blowdryer and your hand.  Pulling the hair down and around your neck while blowdrying proves to be the most effective way to direct the bottom.  Grab your round brush to smooth out the bangs and add some lift to the top.

Pixies

As the shortest of all haircuts, next to a buzz cut, it can be difficult to keep this style feminine.  This is where bangs come into play.  Since men don’t typically wear bangs, they can turn an otherwise boyish haircut into one a women can wear and still look sexy.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut – Get it here!

The longer length of this pixie allows the bangs to be worn fuller and brushed to the side.  Generally, pixie cuts show off more of the forehead, but leaving your cut with more bulk and length makes it easy to incorporate these bangs.

Using a styling lotion with moderate hold will provide you with control as you blowdry this style.  Fluffing your hair using your hands while blowdrying is likely all you need, unless you have very straight hair.  Those with straight hair may use a very small barrel curling iron to attain volume and direction.

A shorter and spikier pixie cut, made extremely popular by Sharon Stone, will still contain certain elements that allow your femininity to shine through.  Wispier pieces of hair around the ears and across the forehead provide a soft look.  Bangs may be worn by pulling a few pieces forward or by pushing them back and off the face.

Styling your spikey pixie is quite easy when you’re equipped with the right styling products.  A strong hold gel, applied on wet hair, along with a defining pomade for finishing will help you achieve an edgy look.  Using your pomade, you can customize the pieces around your face by placing them exactly where you want.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, pixie cut – Get it here!

This ultra sleek, low-profile pixie is one of the lowest maintenance haircuts there is.  Hair is cut super short while the perimeter is texturized into piecey wisps.  Emma Watson, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams have all worn this incredibly flattering style, making it popular with everyday women.  Working well for various hair types and textures, this cut’s simplicity is the best factor.

You may also like >  Short Shaggy Hairstyles

Since this pixie is ‘wash ‘n wear’, it fulfills every woman’s dream of being able to skip a tedious blow out.  But there are also options of spiking it up with gel or parting and combing it to the side.  Changing direction of this cut is an easy way to achieve a different look.

Clip-in Bangs

If you’re unsure of adding bangs to your short hair and not ready to take the plunge, there’s a temporary option for you.  Clip-in bangs are hair pieces that allow you to try the look without making the commitment.

5″ Hair Clip in Bangs Hair Extensions Side Fringes, Chestnut R10, Heat-resistant

Clip-in bangs can involve a lot of coverage (a halo piece) or just the bang area.  Options that are applied to the front and top of the hair may help blending while pieces that are only clipped to the front and fall over your forehead are suitable for styles with layers.

Applying these partial pieces is easier than you think.  The clips are designed to lock into even fine hair without budging and they are styled to mimick the fall of natural hair.  With a fine tooth comb or teashing brush, backcomb the root of the section of hair you will be clipping to.  Place the hair piece where you want it and snap the clips in.  Some readjusting may be required, but once you get the hang of it, it’s foolproof.  Generally these piece won’t require much care aside from combing and unless you’re using one made with human hair, you should avoid applying product to them.

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair – Get it here!

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair – Get it here!

Short Hairstyles With Bangs

Short Hairstyles With Bangs

Short Hairstyles With Bangs – Get it here!

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair

Short Hairstyles With Bangs, blonde hair – Get it here!

These easy-to-use, temporary pieces can offer your hair more volume, disguise thinning and completely transform your look.  They are ideal for days when time constrictions prevent you from styling and for special occasions when you would like more hair to create a formal look.  Because short hair is usually very layered, they blend in beautifully.

When your hair cut is short, bangs become more versatile because of their ability to blend in with short layers.  They also play an important part in keeping a short cut feminine and soft.  Whether long, or short and wispy, bangs are a good option to play up your hair cut or transform your appearance.

No Comments »